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Understanding video game music

Author: Tim Summers; James Hannigan
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
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Music is a central component of video games. This book provides methods and concepts for understanding how game music works.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Summers, Tim, 1987-
Understanding video game music.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016014926
(OCoLC)945804260
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Summers; James Hannigan
ISBN: 9781108114578 1108114571 9781108113892 1108113893 1316337855 9781316337851 9781108111850 1108111858
OCLC Number: 958454912
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Beyond the Candelabrum Goals and Agendas ; Part I Analysing Video Game Music ; 1 The Video Game as a Source ; Music in Games ; Before the Gameplay ; Gameplay Music ; The Challenges of the Text ; 2 Methods of Analysis ; In-Game Sources ; Analytical Play. Programming and Music Data Musical Material ; Satellite Sources ; Production Documents, Reports and Interviews ; Recordings, Liner Notes, Scores, Associated Music ; Reviews and Player Comments ; Representing Game Music ; Part II Critical Perspectives. 3 Texturing and the Aesthetics of Immersion Immersion and Texturing ; Epic Texturing ; Bodies, Nations and Musical Links ; Your Name Is Bond, James Bond ; Music and Virtual Perception: Variations and Voodoo ; Kant and the Metaphysical Loom ; Conceptual Toolkit. 4 Music and Virtual Game Worlds Realism, Realities and the Racing Game ; Actual World Cultures, Virtual Worlds ; Virtual Histories ; Modes of Interacting with Virtual Worlds ; Asserting Fairness: Disinterested Music and Game Architectures ; 5 Communication for Play.
Responsibility: Tim Summers ; foreword by James Hannigan.

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Music is central to the experience of interacting with video games. In this book, Tim Summers explores the functions of music in video games, offers new insights into well-loved game music and  Read more...

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